Reviewed on 2019-04-22
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Rating 82
Style Red
Variety
Vintage 2016
Appellation
Monterey County
Central Coast
California
USA
ABV 14.5%
Price $25.00  Buy This Wine
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Perfect For

Backyard BBQs, Host/Hostess Gifting, Party Wine

Drink If You Like

Malbec, Merlot , Pinot Noir

Wente Vineyards Riva Ranch Pinot Noir 2016 Review

With jacked up alcohol compromising the balance this is sort of an intro to the grape for palates that dig higher concentration wines. There is balance here but it is thin with notes of cherry cola and wet leaves doused with vanilla. The heat from the alcohol is more pronounced on the palate, pruning out the fruit and washing the complexity clean, making this a fine wine for parties where wine is not the focus.

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Wente Vineyards Riva Ranch Pinot Noir 2016
With jacked up alcohol compromising the balance this is sort of an intro to the grape for palates that dig higher concentration wines. There is balance here but it is thin with notes of cherry cola and wet leaves doused with vanilla. The heat from the alcohol is more pronounced on the palate, pruning out the fruit and washing the complexity clean, making this a fine wine for parties where wine is not the focus.

Reviewed On: 04-22-2019
82
POINTS
Wente Vineyards Riva Ranch Pinot Noir 2016
With jacked up alcohol compromising the balance this is sort of an intro to the grape for palates that dig higher concentration wines. There is balance here but it is thin with notes of cherry cola and wet leaves doused with vanilla. The heat from the alcohol is more pronounced on the palate, pruning out the fruit and washing the complexity clean, making this a fine wine for parties where wine is not the focus.

Reviewed On: 04-22-2019